Bees Taking Over Your Property? Call Pro Pacific Pest Control!
If you live in Southern California, you can expect that your home or other structure will get a bee hive about once every 15 years. You may get bees more or less often and you may never have a problem with bees. These common pests can cause serious property damage and pose a threat to public safety by stinging or harassing people and animals. They should not be taken lightly.
However, just because you have bees buzzing around your home or other structure does not necessarily mean you have an active bee hive. You may be looking at scout bees, which are sent out from a swarm to look for a new home for a hive. To the untrained eye, scout bees can look just like bees from an active hive. Bee experts, however, can notice subtle differences in how the bees are behaving to tell whether the bees are scouting or if they are part of an active bee hive inside the structure.
If you do not take quick action to discourage the scouts from returning with tens of thousands of their fellow bees, there is a 50-50 chance that your home will be invaded soon by a swarm of aggressive bees, which can cause substantial damage to your property and pose a public safety risk. Scout bees typically scout out an area for about three days before moving the larger swarm in permanently. If you have had bees buzzing around the area for five days or longer, it is safe to assume that you are seeing bees from an active and growing hive, not just scout bees.
Bees vs. Wasps
Wasps are often improperly identified as bees, since they both share the signature yellow and black striped designs on their bodies. This misconception can cause problems when going forward with a removal or extermination. Wasps and honeybees have similarities, but with a few facts the difference between the two buzzing creatures can be easy to determine.
Wasps have a longer, slender body and they make their nests on the underside of eaves and awnings away from sunlight and rain. A wasp nest tends to look like globs of mud stuck under the eaves or inside walls of a structure. Honeybees, on the other hand, will find secluded, warm areas such as inside walls, attics, and chimneys in which to build sheets of honeycomb, which are made out of wax produced by the bees.
Pro Pacific has a specialized service for bee removal for commercial and residential properties. We have different methods and procedures to fit your needs so your homes and businesses will be free from bees and fortified against recurrence of bee invasions.
Our services include: Live Bee Removals, Bee Proofing, Bee Extermination, Honeycomb Removal and Repair, and Scout Bee Treatment. Visit the Pro Pacific Bee Removal services page to learn more about the bee removal services we offer.